2.25 lakh folks affected by contemporary floods in Assam : The Tribune India

2020/09 27 18:09

Guwahati, September 27

A complete of two.25 lakh folks in 9 districts had been affected and over 10,000 hectares of crops submerged on Sunday as contemporary floods hit Assam, the state catastrophe administration authority mentioned.

Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, Majuli, West Karbi Anglong, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts have been affected, the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA) mentioned in its report.

Incessant rain in the previous few days has triggered this yr’s third wave of floods within the state, claiming one life in Nagaon district on Saturday, it mentioned.

The contemporary fatality has pushed the variety of deaths in flood-related incidents in Assam this yr to 118, the report mentioned.

The variety of affected folks was 1.eight lakh on the day prior to this.

Nagaon is the worst-hit district with 1.51 lakh affected folks, adopted by Morigaon (32,711), Dhemaji (16,792) and Dibrugarh (10,622), the report mentioned.

Human habitations and farmland in 219 villages in 9 districts are submerged, it mentioned.

The mighty Brahmaputra is flowing above the hazard mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and Tezpur in Sonitpur.

A complete of 43 aid camps have been arrange in three districts thus far, the report mentioned.

Street connectivity has been affected in Morigaon, Nagaon and West Karbi Anglong districts, it added. PTI

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